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David W Gasparovic, William M Dieter, Nancy M Dalton: Articulated footwear having a flexure member. D Gasparovic, Ipsolon, February 20, 2001: US06189239 (118 worldwide citation)

A article of footwear is disclosed having a flexure member in the sole to facilitate abduction bending to provide footwear that is easy to don and doff. The footwear includes a split upper having a forefoot upper portion and a rear upper portion. A closure mechanism is provided to hold the upper clo ...


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Tinker L Hatfield, William M Dieter: Shoe with elastic closure system. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, January 3, 1995: US05377430 (89 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a shoe having an upper and a sole including an elastic closure and fit system for securing and fitting a shoe to a foot. Elastic material is secured along the base of the upper on the medial and lateral sides of the shoe. A plurality of straps are separately and ...


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Bruce J Kilgore, William M Dieter: Shoe sole having detachable traction members. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, May 13, 1997: US05628129 (58 worldwide citation)

A sole for an athletic shoe includes a sole plate and a plurality of openings that extend through the sole plate. A receptacle insert is embedded within the sole plate at each opening location and an inner sidewall of each receptacle insert defines a receiving opening for a cleat element. Each recei ...


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G Gilbert Johnston, Robert R McAusland, William M Dieter: Folding infant restraint seat. Shanli Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, November 22, 1994: US05366271 (37 worldwide citation)

An infant seat (10) is disclosed for use with a vehicle seat (12) and seat belt (14) to restrain and protect an infant in the event the vehicle undergoes a sudden change in velocity. The seat (10) includes a foldable frame (16), preferably formed from a single sheet of material, and including a plur ...


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William M Dieter: Shoe upper and method of making same. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, February 25, 1997: US05604997 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a shoe upper formed from a blank of material. The upper has a toe portion, a pair of side portions, a heel portion, and a bottom portion. The bottom portion of the upper is formed from the blank by folding the blank about a fold area in the heel portion such that the bot ...


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Brian D Baker, Alexandre Baudouin, William M Dieter: Method of custom fitting an article of footwear and apparatus including a container. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, October 11, 2011: US08033393 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for custom fitting an article of footwear is disclosed. A container holding the article of footwear includes a steaming assembly that allows a customer to subject the article of footwear to steam. The method can include cooling the article of footwear on the customer's foot to ...


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William M Dieter: Zipper pull. Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 7, 1992: US05101538 (13 worldwide citation)

A zipper pull for sliding a slider head of a zipper along locking teeth to selectively engage and separate the teeth includes a resilient loop and a coupling. The coupling defines one end which is fixed to the loop at an angular orientation therewith and another end which is pivotally attached to th ...


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William M Dieter, Martha B Koerner, Martin H Phipps, Nicholas J Sichenzia, Dana L Canfield, Laurie M O&apos Brien: Collapsible camping organizer. Montane, Ipsolon, January 16, 2001: US06173839 (12 worldwide citation)

A collapsible, soft-sided organizer has a rigid, water proof base with fabric side walls and lid. A removable internal frame provides support for a cutting board, which also functions as a stable work surface. The lid includes a gusset to define a gear loft and water basin. A plurality of movable in ...


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Frederick T Karl, Brie G Karl, William M Dieter: Personal hydration system. Fiskars Brands, Foley & Lardner, October 13, 2009: US07600656 (7 worldwide citation)

A personal hydration system is configured to deliver fluid to a user. The system includes a container having a substantially fixed shape and configured to receive a quantity of a fluid. An opening is provided near a first end of the container for filling the container with the fluid. A withdrawal po ...


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Brian D Baker, Alexandre Baudouin, William M Dieter: Method of custom fitting an article of footwear and apparatus including a container. Nike, Plumsea Law Group, March 20, 2012: US08136190 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for custom fitting an article of footwear is disclosed. A container holding the article of footwear includes a steaming assembly that allows a customer to subject the article of footwear to steam. The method can include cooling the article of footwear on the customer's foot to ...